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The Republican Left (Sinistra Repubblica, SR) was an Italian political party founded on January 30, 1994 after the Italian Republican Party (PRI) split.
After 22 January 1994 Giorgio Malfa had newly assumed the secretariat of the PRI, replacing Giorgio Bogi (until that moment secretary), National Council of the party decided to leave Democratic Alliance - in which the PRI was found - and to enter the coalition Pact for Italy. Therefore Giorgio Bogi, Giuseppe Ayala and Libero Gualtieri left PRI as a reaction, giving birth to a small movement the Republican Left, then one component of the Democratic Alliance.
On February 13, 1998 the Republican Left merged (together with the Labour Federation, Social Christians, Unitarian Communists, Reformists for Europe and Democratic Federation) into the Democratic Party of the Left, thus founding the Democrats of the Left (DS). Republican Left remained a centre-left faction within DS.Last modified on 15 March 2013, at 10:35